You think your school system has it rough?
It seems like every school system is experiencing some type of economic woes this budget cycle. A number have been fortunate that they haven't had to close schools or cut jobs. The school district in Kansas City, Missouri is a different story.
Wednesday night the Kansas City School Board approved a plan that would close 28 of the school 61 schools and would eliminate 700 jobs. The changes would save the school system $50 million.
Wow! Could you imagine the elimination of such a huge chunk of schools and workforce? The morale there must be so low. I can only imagine the response from both staff, parents, and students.